October 2, 2008

Priority Health Recognizes Four Michigan Seniors for Their Volunteer Efforts

Priority Health is recognizing four regional winners with Senior Impact Awards in Jackson, Kent, Mecosta and Leelanau counties. The award program recognizes the way volunteers 63 years and older put their energy and commitment to work for the community. As part of this recognition, each recipient earns $1,000 for his or her volunteer organization.

The 2008 recipients include:

-- Margaret Tare, of Leelanau County, for her work with the Father Fred Foundation

-- Helen Chappell, of Mecosta County, for her work with EightCAP, Inc., Senior Companion

-- Marion Vos, of Kent County, for his work with Home Repair Services

-- James O'Connor, D.O., of Jackson County, for his work with St. Luke's Clinic

"We should all be inspired by these incredible individuals, who have given their time and talents to improve our local communities," said LouAnn Shawver, senior manager of PriorityMedicare sales. "We, at Priority Health, are proud to be able to recognize and reward their efforts."

The United Way and Volunteer Centers of Michigan worked with Priority Health to identify senior volunteers, to collect nominations, and to choose the winners in their Michigan communities. Visit priorityhealth.com to learn more about each recipient.

About Priority Health

Priority Health is a nationally recognized health plan company based in Michigan. It serves a half million members with a broad portfolio of products including commercial and government health plans. A nonprofit dedicated to providing all people access to affordable health care, Priority Health is Michigan's top-rated health plan and ranks eleventh in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Priority Health employs 1,000 people throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula with offices in Grand Rapids, Farmington Hills, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Saginaw and Traverse City. For more information about Priority Health, visit priorityhealth.com.